PYONGYANG, North Korea (CNN) – After the FBI announced that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony, North Korea accused the U.S. government of being behind the making of the movie “The Interview.”
The regime warned the United States that U.S. “citadels” will be attacked in a hack that would dwarf the attack on Sony.
“Nothing is [a] more serious miscalculation than guessing that just a single movie production company is the target of this counteraction. Our target is all the citadels of the U.S. imperialists who earned the bitterest grudge of all Koreans,” a report on the state-run KCNA read. “Our toughest counteraction will be boldly taken against the White House, the Pentagon and the whole U.S mainland, the cesspool of terrorism.”
The report added that the “Guardians of Peace,” a group claiming responsibility for the Sony attack, “are sharpening bayonets not only in the U.S. mainland but in all other parts of the world.”
However, North Korea has denied any involvement in the hack.
“The Interview” was slated to hit theaters on Dec. 25 but was pulled after a cyber attack.
The comedy focuses on an assassination plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.